BRUTAL book. I found this much more disturbing than The Road, or No Country for Old Men. The final scene is one of the biggest WTF moments in all my reading.Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Sheesh, what a crazy book.
BRUTAL book. I found this much more disturbing than The Road, or No Country for Old Men. The final scene is one of the biggest WTF moments in all my reading.
ADDENDUM: When I first saw Baron Harkonnen in Denis Villenueve's Dune, I thought of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now. At present, he reminds me at least as much of Judge Holden from Blood Meridian; not just in appearance, but in overall outlook.
Yes, miniseries would be better now that you mention it. Allow bit more character exploration, with the cool action sequences.Ummm...
Thinking a miniseries, if that's even a word any more...like Mandalorian or something on one of the streaming services.
Netflix is hemorrhaging money, Amazon would have difficulty understanding it, HBO just joined up with Warner or something, which leaves Apple, Showtime/Hulu, or Paramount (which I think would be a terrible mistake for Wells)...
My bet, Apple. Unfortunately.
But yes, once the writers are being treated fairly I also think this will be put on screen.
It's very good.
I relied on several of these works while pursuing another degree.
If interested, I can rattle off a bunch more titles you might find equally fascinating.
I'm reading Strat-Talk forums at present....
You make a salient point.Yes, miniseries would be better now that you mention it. Allow bit more character exploration, with the cool action sequences.
One major challenge (and great thing) about this series is that it's first person driven, which is difficult to translate into cinema. Lots of interesting interior dialogue will probably be lost along the way.
Damn it. I've run out of Muderbot. I was enjoying the flow.
I just found this little piece of supposition on YouTube. I personally don't believe McCarthy meant the nature of the Judge to be quantified, but this was interesting. Enjoy.I’m picking my way through Gwyn Jones’ Viking’s book a little bit at a time. Neil Price’s book is next on the list I was given for Norse history.
I just read that last chapter yesterday… quite agree… still trying to decide what I think is alluded to have happened, and what the judge really, actually is.
I think the book actually warrants a re-read now that the shocking parts won’t be so unexpected and, well, shocking. I was reeling a bit too much from certain scenes — juxtaposed as they are with some of the most poetic and descriptive scene-setting that I’ve ever encountered— that I think I’ve missed threads of the story.
The crazy thing was, after all of the carnage, the part with the bear and the little girl near the end really upset me before that ending span me upside-down.
That book was the wildest literary ride I’ve ever been on. I don’t actually know if I recommend it… I think I do. Not one for sensitive folks… but oh my what a writer he is!